CDS 2017

Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS)

CDS 2017

CDS 2017CDS 2017 - Combined Defence Services commonly known as CDS is conducted twice a year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for graduate candidates who wish to pursue their career as commissioned officers in Army, Navy and Air Force. CDS 2017 is conducted for recruiting around 800 officers’ vacancies in Indian Army, Navy, Air Force. CDS 2017 is conducted two times a year – CDS I and CDS II and each exam has approximately 400 vacancies.  CDS I 2017 was conducted on February 5 and CDS II will be held on November 19. Candidates who are a minimum of 20 and maximum of 24 years of age and possessing requisite professional and technical qualifications recognised by government are eligible for appearing in CDS 2017. Candidates who will pass the CDS 2017 written test will be called for Services Selection Board (SSB) for Personality cum Psychometric tests and Intelligence Interview. Candidates who will qualify SSB will be called for training programmes as per their merit and preference for Army, Navy and Air Force jobs. The CDS 2017 selected candidates will be trained at Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai). Get here the complete details on CDS 2017 eligibility, application, seats, admit card, results, cut off and important dates.

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CDS Vacancy 2017

 

Candidates who wish to appear for CDS 2017 can check detail of vacancy available from the table given below. The table below shows tentative vacancy. It will be updated on availability of CDS 2017 information brochure.

 

CDS Vacancy

CDS 2017 Courses

CDS I 2017 Vacancies (approx.)

Indian Military Academy (Dehradun)

150

Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala)

45

Air Force Academy (Hyderabad)

32

Officers’ Training Academy (Chennai) SSC Course (for Men)

225 (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders to NCC Spl. Entry)

Officers’ Training Academy (Chennai) SSC Course (for Women)

11

Total (approx.)

466

Brief about CDS:

Exam name – Combined Defence Services

Abbreviated as – CDS


Exam Date –

  • CDS I – February 5, 2017

  • CDS II – November 19, 2017

Exam type –Graduate


Exam level – National


Exam mode – Pen & Paper Based

CDS Eligibility 2017

 

Candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements at the time of applying for CDS 2017. Check below educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in CDS 2017.

CDS 2017 Eligibility

Courses

CDS 2017 eligibility criteria

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years

Qualification: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent

Marital Status: Unmarried

Indian Naval Academy (NA)

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years

Qualification: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution

Marital Status: Unmarried

Air Force Academy (AFA)

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years

Qualification: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Marital Status: Unmarried

Officers Training Academy (OTA - Men)

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years

Qualification: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent

Marital Status: Unmarried and Married

Officers Training Academy (OTA - Women, Non-Technical)

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years

Qualification: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent

Marital Status: Unmarried and Widow

CDS Important Dates 2017

 

The application procedure of CDS I 2017 began from November 9, 2016. The last date to fill CDS 2017 application form was December 2, 2016. Candidates can check important dates from the table mentioned below.

CDS 2017 Important Dates

CDS 2017 Exam Events

CDS I Dates

CDS II Dates

Application form starts on

November 9, 2016

August 9, 2017

CDS 2017 application form last dates

December 2, 2016

September 8, 2017

CDS 2017 Exam Dates

February 5, 2017

November 19, 2017

CDS 2017 admit card

January 6, 2017

October, 2017

Declaration of CDS 2017

April, 2017

December, 2017

CDS Application Form 2017

 

The application form of CDS I 2017 could be filled online only and requisite fee can be remitted either online payment gateway using net banking, debit/credit card or through SBI bank challan. The application form of CDS I 2017 was available from November 9. The last date to fill CDS I 2017 application form was December 2, 2016 (till 6:00 pm). Candidates who wish to apply for CDS I 2017 must fill the application form within the prescribed dates.

 

The application procedure of CDS II will start from August 9, 2017. And last date to fill application form of CDS II is September 8, 2017. Candidates are advised to read the prospectus carefully to ascertain their eligibility and know the application procedure before beginning the online registration of CDS 2017.


CDS Exam Pattern 2017

 

The CDS 2017 will be conducted in pen and paper based mode. The exam will be conducted in both in morning and forenoon session. The CDS 2017 question booklet will have multiple choice questions as per the prescribed syllabus. The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level while the standard of papers in other subjects will be of a graduate of an Indian University. The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours. The table given below shows the detail of CDS 2017.

CDS 2017 exam pattern for Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subjects

Duration

No. of Questions

Total Marks

English

2 Hours

120

100

General Knowledge

2 Hours

120

100

Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

100

100

CDS 2017 exam pattern for Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subjects

Duration

No. of Questions

Total Marks

English

2 Hours

120

200

General Knowledge

2 Hours

120

200

CDS Admit Card 2017

 

The admit card of CDS 2017 is available three weeks before the scheduled exam date. The admit card of CDS I 2017 was available from January 6, 2017. While, the admit card of CDS II 2017 will be available in the month of October, 2017. To download CDS 2017 admit card candidates have to enter their exam registration number and password. The admit card of CDS 2017 will have candidate’s detail like name and address of the allotted exam centre, roll number, category, photograph, signature, name, etc. Candidates are advised check all the entries in the admit card. In case of any discrepancy, candidate should immediately inform the exam conducting authority.  


CDS Answer Key 2017

 

The answer key of CDS 2017 released by coaching institutes soon after completion of exam. Candidates can download CDS 2016 answer key released by different coaching institutes to know the correct answer and calculate their marks. The examination authority UPSC also releases official answer key of CDS 2017 after few days of exam. Candidates can download CDS 2017 answer key of all sets of question booklet from this page.


CDS Result 2017

 

The result of CDS 2017 will be declared only for those candidates who will score minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion. The written exam result of CDS I 2017 will be declared in April. The result of CDS II 2017 will be declared December. Candidates who will qualify the CDS 2017 written exam will be called by Service Selection Board (SSB) for psychological aptitude test, intelligence test and interview. Candidates will be called for SSB based on their preference by the respective service Headquarters.

Candidates have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in CDS 2017 written examination and CDS 2017 SSB test as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively to pass the recruitment exam. The examination authority will prepare merit list of all the qualified candidates based on the total marks secured by them and accordingly they will be selected for the CDS 2017 courses.


CDS Cut off 2017

 

Candidates have to secure the cut off score as per their category to qualify the entrance exam. The exam conducting body UPSC will release CDS 2017 cut off score after the completion of CDS 2017 recruitment process. The result will be declared for only those candidates who will score the subject wise as well as overall cut off score. Candidates can check last year CDS cut off score from the table given below.

CDS I 2015 Cut off

Academy

Written Exam - Aggregate marks of last  qualified candidate*

Final Exam Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

102

225

INA

99

225

AFA

129

264

OTA (Men)

86

168

OTA (Women)

86

172

Subject to a minimum of 20 % in each paper

 

CDS II 2015 Cut off

Courses

Written Test -Qualifying marks

Written Test - Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

Final Result - Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

99 marks (i.e. 33%)

227

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

138 marks (i.e. 46%)

269

OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

84 marks (i.e. 42%)

166

OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

84 marks (i.e. 42%)

170

Subject to a minimum of 20 % in each paper


CDS Selection Procedure

 

Candidate who will qualify the written test will be called for Service Selection Board (SSB) for psychological aptitude test, intelligence test and interview. SSB board evaluates intelligence, personality, compatibility and potential of prospective candidates for recruitment in the Army, Navy and Air Force. SSB interview is a five days process which includes two stage of testing. Only, when a candidate clears Stage I testing go for Stage-II testing. And those candidates who pass the stage II will have to go through medical examination.

Service Selection Board for Army:

Allahabad (11SSB, 14SSB, 18SSB, 19SSB and 34SSB)

Bhopal (20SSB, 21SSB, 22SSB)

Bangalore (17SSB and 24SSB)

Service Selection Board for Navy:

Bhopal (33 SSB)

Bangalore (12 SSB)

Coimbatore

Service Selection Board for Air Force

AFSB, Dehradun

AFSB, Mysore

AFSB, Gandhinagar

AFSB, Varanasi

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